Jumping on the bandwagon: Moonkin needs less spirit on 25-man T8 gear.

Yet another post about moonkin gear. I’m kinda tired of talking about moonkin PvP, so I’m going to jump on the T8 hate bandwagon…

Graylow put a really nice math post up in his moonkin blog today, showing how crit is basically better for both damage and regen than spirit for moonkin. While spirit wins out a little on regen (if you spend 3 points in intensity), crit is obviously better for damage returns than spirit, and thus having ample amounts of crit (and haste to some degree) on our tier gear is not worth trading to get gobs of spirit. I know we had this argument over gear during Beta, which is why we got a spirit -> damage conversion, but there will always be a limit to how MUCH spirit you can put on damage dealers’ gear before it’s just wasted stats.

We already managed to get the 2-piece T8 moonkin bonus changed to something more reasonable. I thought I’d draw more attention again to what weaknesses Graylow has found, since I figure that there’s some power in numbers if multiple people post constructively on the same topics.

Moonkin share non-set pieces with resto druids. All resto gear has gobs of spirit. Moonkin should have about the same amount of spirit on their tier gear as the warlock set does (which is 117), instead of the current 216 that it has, according to WoWhead’s breakdown. It would probably be acceptable to take the spirit off one piece and turn it into crit, as some sort of compromise. We could deal with having about 150 spirit on our tier sets. Our healing set has more crit than our moonkin DPS set. Something is seriously wrong with that.

Also, we’d like to trade one of the blue sockets for a red or orange socket. We don’t really want to have to gem for spirit or mana/5 just to get our socket bonuses, and not all of us have jewelcrafters to use the jewelcrafting gems to fill blue sockets. Resto can use blue sockets more than moonkin can, and moonkin have 1 more blue socket than resto. It’s really not right…

Posted in Moonkin Balance DPS, Patch 3.1 WotLK

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